PONY CLUB – INFORMATION SHEET
Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre has its very own branch of the Pony Club. The Pony Club is Britain’s largest Youth Riding Organisation and is affiliated to the Pony Club organisation world-wide. Any one who is age 21 and under can join. The Pony Club encourages young people to ride and learn all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding. The Pony Club promotes the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.
Do I need to own my own pony in order to join?
No, we can provide you with the “horse power”!
What activities are on offer?
The ‘club’ will offer tuition in riding and horse care skills to non-pony owning children. It also offers competitions and “hands-on” horse experience.
Members are split into “ability” groups.
The Pony Club meets during school term time. We have groups on Monday & Wednesday evenings, meeting between 5.00pm and 7.00pm on Wednesdays & 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Mondays. Each group receives one hour of riding (with tuition), plus one hour of horse “care” training. For children between the ages of 4 & 6 we have “Junior Pony Club”, this meets on Mondays between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.
The maximum number in each group is 8.
So, how much will it cost?
First of all you will need to join The National Pony Club Organisation (based at Stoneleigh). The annual subscription is £26.00. You will then receive a letter of welcome and a membership card together with an information pack. An application form is enclosed at the back of this leaflet.
If you wish to receive a Pony Club tie and badge with your joining pack, please add £7.50 to your subscription.
Each evening session will then cost £20.50, if paid half-termly in advance or £22.50 if paid weekly (junior PC is £17.50 in advance or £19.50 weekly). This includes the hire of a pony, tuition, all tests and evening competitions.
Once the groups are full, a waiting list is kept for future members.
What else can we do or achieve?
You will be able to take part in the range of tests as well as National / Local Competitions open to you as an official member of The Pony Club.
Also, special events and rallies are held at Grove House Stables during school holiday periods, solely for Pony Club members.
How can I find out more?
Speak to Andrew Stennett.
If you would like to join:
1) Complete the attached Pony Club Membership Form and send it off together with your subscription (cheques made payable to “The Pony Club”, to The Pony Club Headquarters at Stoneleigh.
2) Then complete the lower section of this form and return it together with your half termly fees in advance (payments by cash or card).
3) You will then be asked to complete a “Riding Client Acceptance Form” (if you have not already done so), just so that we have all your details on file together with emergency contact details.